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Jibber Jabber and Giffle Gaffle: A Collection of Salacious Slang and Popular Profanities Through the Ages

Jibber Jabber and Giffle Gaffle: A Collection of Salacious Slang and Popular Profanities Through the Ages (Hardback)

By Clarke, Elanor

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An essential volume for all lovers of weird and wonderful wordage WHISTLING BREECHES n.19th century. Noisy trousers, specifically corduroys, for the sound they make when the wearer walks. TO PUT THE DEVIL INTO HELL. v. 19th century. To have sex, the 'devil' being the penis, and '...hell' being the vagina. Banter like a bowsered giflurt and swear like a sparrow-mouthed snick fadger with the help of this illustrated dictionary of long-lost words and phrases. This crude and quirky volume contains the most amusing vocabulary from the murky Middle English of Chaucer right up to the more eloquent but equally obscure parlances of the early 1900s!
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ISBN 9781849534703
Released NZ 1 Dec 2013
Publisher Summersdale Publishers
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781849534703
Stock Available
Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher Summersdale Publishers
Imprint Summersdale Publishers
Released 1 Dec 2013
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Clarke, Elanor
Category Dialectology
Slang & Jargon
Humour
Gift Books
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 116mm
Height: 182mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code 427
Weight 260g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress History, English language - Slang, English language - Slang - History
NBS Text Linguistics
ONIX Text General/trade

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